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HBO’s “The Normal Heart” wins Outstanding TV/Movie at 2014 Emmys

The cast of the HBO film “The Normal Heart”

HBO’s “The Normal Heart” won the 2014 Emmy Award for best made-for-television movie.

The critically acclaimed film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

“The Normal Heart” was directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, based on his 1985 play of same name.

Fans and activists on the internet expressed worry that the ground-breaking movie would be shut out of the awards tonight.  Fortunately, not true.

Mark Ruffalo (L) and Matt Bomer (R) in “The Normal Heart”

Larry Kramer (scarf) stand to accept 2014 Emmy Award with “The Normal Heart” team

(via LGBTQ Nation)

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